Dr. John Stropko first became acquainted to Bonanza Seasonings in the early 70’s while practicing in Monticello, Indiana. It was love at first taste and he has used the Bonanza Seasoned Salt and Bonanza Seasoned Pepper on every meal since then. In fact, he believed that nothing fixed on the grill was complete without the use of Bonanza Seasonings. Then a few years later, he tried the Bonanza Fish Seasoning, and added that to his seafood recipes.
The Bonanza Seasonings were started about 30 years ago as a charity fund raiser in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Robbin Smith’s mother. It was an instant success! Seeing a demand for quality gourmet seasonings, Robbin used her culinary training to develop the Bonanza Seasoned Pepper and the Bonanza Fish Seasoning. Both were immediately accepted with rave reviews. The business flourished and Pioneer Products, Inc. was established to produce Bonanza Seasoned Salt, Bonanza Seasoned Pepper, and Bonanza Fish Seasoning.
Dr. Stropko was one of Robbin’s oldest and most avid fans of the Bonanza Seasoning. Over the years, he would buy 25 to 50 pounds at a time and give the bags of Bonanza Seasonings as gifts to patients and friends on special occasions. In fact, he used that as a means of "keeping in touch" with them. As they ran out of the Bonanza Seasonings, they would call and ask where to get more. He usually obliged by sending them a refill. They, like him, were "hooked" on the special flavor of the unique Bonanza Seasonings.
Then one day, Dr. Stropko talked to Robbin when she was delivering another large order of Bonanza Seasonings and she expressed that due to some other interests, she was considering "getting out of the business" of making and distributing Bonanza Seasonings. After much discussion, the J BAR B COMPANY, LLC decided to purchase Pioneer Products, Inc. and take over the production and distribution of the Bonanza Seasoned Salt, Bonanza Seasoned Pepper, and the Bonanza Fish Seasoning.
The J BAR B COMPANY is proud to make and distribute Bonanza Seasoned Salt, Bonanza Seasoned Pepper, and Bonanza Fish Seasoning (now known as Bonanza Seafood Seasoning). We are committed to do everything humanly possible to maintain the quality of the unique Bonanza Seasoning products and render the same personal service the Bonanza Seasoning customers have received in the past.